It has been alleged that pop singer Katy Perry wanted comedian husband Russell Brand to file divorce papers once she realized their relationship was no longer working, because she did not want to anger her devout Christian parents.
It was reported Friday that Brand had filed for divorce in Los Angeles, offering as the reason, “irreconcilable differences.”
It has now been claimed, according to Female First, that Perry did not want to file for the divorce herself as her parents, Mary and Keith Hudson, who are both evangelical pastors, would be strongly against a divorce and breaking of their vows.
The couple has only been married since October 2010, and rumors already had emerged that their marriage was in difficulty two months ago. Those rumors hit fever pitch at Christmas time as Perry spent the holidays with friends in Hawaii whilst Brand went to Cornwall in South West England. It now looks like the couple’s marriage will be added to a long list of super-short celebrity marriages.
If the divorce does go ahead the couple will have a $75 million estate to divide between them. It is believed Perry’s finances value just slightly more than double that of Brand’s.
Brand recently said, "Sadly, Katy and I are ending our marriage. I'll always adore her and I know we'll remain friends."